ultimate Noob tutorial for Gateway 3DS 2.0b by noob

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  1. benzs129
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    Intro
    Okay here is a Noob proof tutorial by me base on what I have read on various threads.
    Note: That I do not have gateway yet, but want to make sure that everybody include myself get this right.
    Note: This is a collaboration work by members not my professional guide.

    Warning!!!!! : This is only base on what I read, it still need to be modify by other member.
    Edit: people are reported that they are successfully updated their system through these steps.
    Warning!!: Update do not add any features to the system until GW team update it. Always check the Firmware version before you attempt to upgrade!
    Note!!!!: This is a beta release of Gateway 2.0b, Something may goes wrong even if you fellow these steps !!! If you do not wish to risk your system just stop at step 12 and wait for Gateway to release a stable version of FW.
    Note!!!!: There is really no need to update the firmware to 7.1 right now other than being able to play cartridges that require 5+ firmware.

    Disclaimer: Do it at your own risk
    System info.
    The system is brand new 3DS XL with FW: 4.4.0-10u
    Note: Any FW between 4.1-4.5 would work. You do not need to update to latest FW: 4.5 to use Gateway 2.0b

    Steps
    NOTE: For the old Gateway user just skip to step 7th
    Edit:If you do not wish to upgrade your emuNAND just stop at step 12th
    1st: boot up the system setup username, turn off wifi, skip WIFI setup, then go to setting check the FW ver.
    2nd: Connect your mircoSDcard, then Copy files from Blue Card (R4i) folder to the Root of a fat 32 formatted
    Micro SD Card (small SD card not the one in your 3ds)--> put the Micro Sd Card in your blue gateway card--> put it in your 3DS.
    3rd: Run Gateway installer
    4th: Press A to install then Press A to power down or Home to return to main menu
    5th: Copy Launcher.dat from GW Release to the root of the SD card from the 3DS
    6th: Boot the Gateway mode by going through Setting-> other setting -> profile-> Hold L-> Nintendo DS profile.
    Note: press L is to launch GUI (gateway user interface)with out L your 3ds will boot directly boot in to Gateway mode (regular 3ds menu where you can play rom.
    7th: In GUI select the "BACKUP SYSTEM NAND" option (need at least 1 GB free space of 3ds SD card)
    8th: Turn off the system- > takeout your 3DS SD card backup your newly created .NAND on your PC.
    9th: After copy the file put your 3DS Sd card back into your 3DS.
    10th: Boot up GUI-> run the Format emuNAND. Not sure what will happen to the system it may be power off or it may just boot into gateway mode.
    11th: close your 3DS and takeout your Sd card-> on your computer drive you will see that half of your memory space is gone.
    12th: put your 3DS SD card back in to your 3ds---> Boot up GUI again this time run Gateway mode.
    Edit: you should also move either the icons around, or create a folder, to make the emuNAND visibly different from the realNAND. by MadButch
    13th: Go to setting check "GW3D" label in the system version number in the System Settings application.
    14th: Enter into WiFi settings and set up a connection. Accept the TOS (term of services) Note: some people report that they accidentally update their readNAND instead of their emuNAND after setting the wifi connection.
    15th: reboot your system go to setting internet setting Deleted your wifi setting. (may not need to do this step) . gix222 noted that the system does not remember your WiFi setting from emuNAND in realNAND. So just skip this step.
    16th:Turn off your 3DS--> reboot 3ds in to gateway mode again.-> go to setting check again that GW3D" label in the system version number. Warning!!!!!!!: DO NOT exit system setting when you see the GW3D in ront of the firmware version, before updating the firmware by aiat_gamer
    17th: Go to other setting--> system updates. (cross your fingers) your system will shut down after the update is done.
    18th: boot up system go to setting check that you still in fw 4.x . then you done :D

    Please help me edit this post, I'm not expert myself, but want to make sure that this clean the confusion.



    Thank you for reading.
     
  2. gix222

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    for part 15 i only enteret wifi settings in emunand, entering real nand there is no wifi settings entered!
     
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    Okay, thank you for reply mate I will update it.:yaysp:
     
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    Seems that if you exit and re-enter system setting after enabling Gateway mode, (sometimes) it will revert back to the original firmware (no G3DS in front of the version), that might be how some people accidentally updated their 3DS! To make sure this does not happen, DO NOT exit system setting when you see the G3DS in front of the firmware version, before updating the firmware.
     
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    i ment settings entered in emunand is not copying it in realnand, now when i boot 3ds there is no wifi, but entering gw emunand there is wifi.
     
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    I think you need to include 'put back the sd card into the 3ds' before step 12.

    in step 14, do the 3ds ask for permission to update once connected to wifi? if yes, how to decline?

    step 15 is a good idea so that in realNAND, the wifi setting is deleted and undetectable so that it can prevent for accidental updating your realNAND. but wifi setting are still saved in when back in gateway mode with emuNAND.

    in step 17, after in gateway mode with emuNAND, go straight to system update for updating the emuNAND without getting out of the setting menu (in other thread, there is possibility that 3ds will roll back to realNAND if you get out of setting menu before updating emuNAND. If that the case, reactivate again gateway mode with emuNAND and check that GW3D label is in the system version number before update)

    That's my comments from my reading here. Do correct me i'm wrong.
     
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    Edited step 12 and 16 to make it more clear. Thx for reply. In step 14th after you setup your WiFi the system may promote to update, you can declined this notice. The system can't force update on you without your permission.
     
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    moving
     
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    ? So an ultimate noob guide to the gateway 2.0b update from a noob who doesn't own a gateway? the guide's already been corrected numerous times because the initial post was way out. If your gonna do a baby steps guide use photos and i'll get on board.
     
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    After step 12 you should also move either the icons around, or create a folder, to make the emunand visibly different from the sysnand.
     
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    Also there should be a disclaimer that there is really no need to update the firmware to 6.3 right now other than being able to ply cartridges that require 5+ firmware.
     
  12. IronClouds

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    Yeah, I'm gonna have to agree with cateater1 on this one. No offense OP, but you're not exactly someone trustworthy of writing a guide like this if you don't even own a Gateway yourself and have tried any of these steps. As a result, your thread title is really misleading. Glad you put the warning on there that you don't own a GW though, so at least you're honest about it.
     
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    I don't really see the problem here, there are people who own a gateway and can contribute.
     
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    But before they contribute first-hand experience, this guide is incomplete and runs the risk of having inaccurate steps. That's not what the thread title would lead a "noob" to believe. That's the point I'm trying to make.
     
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    People are still figuring things out, and no one person is capable of that. I have done the steps here and so far they are pretty accurate. This is a work in progress still and he says this at the start of the topic. Give it a few days and it will turn into a pretty good guide. Remember that the firmware itself is still in beta...
     
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    I have no Gateway but this guide is accurate. Did the exact same things including reboot after Wifi setup. Did this days before this guide and it worked for me.

    Steps I did on 4.4.0-10E:

    - did SD Card backup
    - installed GW_INSTALLER.NDS and copied Launcher.dat
    - launched GUI
    - did NAND backup (3 times), copied them to PC too
    - couple of reboots later: format emuNAND
    - launched GW mode and made sure GW3DS is showing at firmware version
    - set up Wifi
    - rebooted (was not necessary i think)
    - launched GW mode again (GW3DS showing)
    - updated FW in settings menu
    - reboot
    - tried Luigi's Mansion (asks for 4.5 update as expected)
    - launched Classic Mode (now on EmuNAND)
    - tried Luigi again (working, no update message)
     
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    Yeah, I guess you're right. I may have been a little too harsh on it. This thread is meant to be a collaborative effort and not a one-person ultimate guide. I see that now, and in that regard, it's off to a really good start.
     
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    Thank you very much for reply. It would be really helpful if you can provide the guide with pictures that would verify my writing. I do not have any mean to take any pictures, got a big ass tablet that hard to adjust.

    Hi thank for take your time reading this thread. Your feed back is needed for this guide to be actual guide for people. Sorry about my writing that not as clear as possible.
    This thread was intended to gather the info for other threads and put it in one place, so that people (like me) stop repeatedly asking the same question.
    I should put a link where I found all the post, but that would be so much work (haha).
    Edit: sorry bout thread title it was a misleading.
     
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    I am having some difficulty with this... I got the Gateway upon release, installed the initial firmware and left it alone as I've been waiting for Pokemon and Zelda. I downloaded 2.0 beta and installed it and changed the Launcher.dat to the new one. I am able to play Zelda but it doesn't save so I read that you need that emunand thing installed for it to be able to be saved. I formatted my sd card and started over from step one but the part where you say PRESS L to launch the GUI, doesn't work for me... The camera keeps coming up instead (I'm in Gateway mode when I press L) so I am not sure what to do next. If anyone could help me it would be very much appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    You support to press (hold L) while you in Profile page not during the menu ver and press Nintendo DS Profile to bring up GUI.